Eliminate your Tattoo Regret

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It might not surprise you to hear that 75% of people regret at least one of their tattoos (source: https://www.healthline.com/health/tattoo-regret) You might be reading this because you yourself have a tattoo that you’re looking to get rid of, fortunately we might be able to help.

We are experts in removing black ink tattoos with dedicated laser treatments. There are a number of factors involved in judging how successful the process will be. These include:

  • Size
  • Colour
  • The Ink
  • The age of the tattoo

How does the process work?

During your initial consultation, our practitioners will be able to assess the tattoo and can give you and idea of how successful the treatment could be for you.

During Treatment:

When the laser is passed over the tattoo, it breaks down the ink into tiny particles that are able to be absorbed and removed by your body’s natural drainage system.

After Treatmet:

It is common to experience redness, swelling, blistering and pin point bleeding, which should be manageable and clear up relatively quickly. However, it is incredibly important to follow our After Care Guidelines to avoid any further complications.

What will my tattoo look like after treatment:

Tattoo removal is not a one off treatment, depending on each individual it will usually take several treatments to be effective. In some cases all of the ink can be broken down leaving little trace of the tattoo. However, in most cases clients decide to complete their treatment programme when enough ink has been removed for the tattoo’s appearance to be virtually unnoticeable or so that it would be easy to cover up.

If you’d like to speak to one of our team, please give us a call on 01225 700072.

Starting Laser Hair Removal in Winter

Now that the cold weather has set in and we’re adding layers of clothing to stay warm rather than putting our skin on show, you might wonder why we want to talk Laser Hair Removal.

Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective way of reducing the appearance of areas of unwanted hair. However, it requires multiple treatments, each of which have to be set several weeks apart to allow the hair in the treatment area to be in a state of growth. The reason that the hair has to be in a state of growth for the treatment to work, is to allow the laser to travel down the hair to the follicle, collapsing the follicle and preventing future hair growth.

Each individual responds differently to treatment, although as a guide most individuals require a minimum of 6-9 treatments with 6-10 weeks between each treatment, which means a full course of treatment could take approximately 8 months minimum. Starting treatment now would mean you would be able to see results next Summer.

Another benefit to starting treatment in Winter is that as part of the treatment process you need to ensure that the treatment area is not exposed to the sun, which is much easier to do in the colder months when we are wrapped up.

Treatment Summary:

Best for treating: Unwanted hair with a dark pigment, this is because dark hair facilitates the travel of the laser’s energy. Unfortunately, light hair is not able to be treated in the same way.

Number of treatments: 6-9 minimum treatments, spaced 6-10 weeks apart.

Getting ready for Treatment:

  1. Steer clear of the sun in the month lead up to treatment
  2. Stop waxing, the laser has to travel along the hair to work
  3. The day before your treatment you’ll need to remove the hair in the treatment area by shaving.

Treatment Duration: 30-60 minutes depending on area

Anaesthetic: Topical anaesthetic cream

Sensitivity Period: You might experience some discomfort and redness during and after treatment, which should only last a few hours.

Back To Work: Straight away, there’s no downtime for treatment, but if you’ve had treatment on your face you might not want to go back to work immediately.

Duration of Results: Top up treatments might be required depending on the individual. This is usually annually or less.

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072.

Thread Vein Removal: Removing With Lasers

Last week we blogged about laser hair treatments, and keeping in that vein (no pun intended) we thought it would be a good time to blog about thread vein removal too. At Snowberry Lane we have the latest technology available in the UK to treat thread veins and visible veins all over the body that you would like to see removed. Let’s find out a little bit more about it. Continue reading